• Oct 7, 2010
General Motors has announced a voluntary recall of the 2010 Cadillac SRX luxury CUV over concerns of possible damaged power steering lines. The recall affects 3,996 units, and of those GM believes only two or three are actually affected by this issue. If the power steering lines in question are damaged, they could leak steering fluid onto the engine and start a fire, which has actually happened in at least one case. GM's official statement after the jump. [Source: General Motors]
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General Motors is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 3,996 Cadillac SRX crossovers from the 2010 model year for a possible damage to the power steering line. Based on GM analysis, the issue is believed to exist in only two or three of the recalled vehicles. If the line is damaged, power steering fluid could leak, and if the fluid sprays onto hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could result. GM is aware of one such fire in an unattended SRX related to this condition. There have been no related crashes or injuries. The vehicles being recalled were built in December 2009. The majority of the affected vehicles (3,460) are in the United States. There were 341 exported to China. Owners will be notified by mail and the inspection and any necessary repair will be performed free of charge.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      No doubt the whole Toyota issue shook up the industry. I remember years ago, when I was doing consulting work for Cadillac engineering, I reported a similar issue involving engine oil cooler hoses. The quantities involved were many times higher than this issue but regardless of how many times I reported the issue, the company did nothing. I guess since the oil was much less likely to start a fire, GM didn't think it was a big deal. I can tell you though, that GM paid-out a lot of money over the years, on warranty claims due to those malfunctioning hoses. Always drove me nuts how there never seemed to be any common sense inside GM. It was like they all had rose-colored glasses or blinders on whenever you talked about problems. I guess in retrospect, it would've been better for GM if they paid more attention to things like that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm assuming that the issue is with the assembly process and not a design or engineering issue. If that were the case, you would think that the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain would also be subject to the recall.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Regardless of your opinion on the whole Toyota thing...whether or not they were actually in the wrong, I've gotta say, I think it was a good thing in the sense manufacturers are chomping at the bit to 'do the right thing' and get those recalls out there.

      Dunno how long it'll last, but it's good for now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        In complete agreement with you on that point.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The manufacturer's aren't "doing the right thing", they're a) hoping to sneak in under the cover of Toyota's troubles, b) don't want to get caught by an NHTSA that's feeling it's oats and c) counting on media fatigue.

        The Toyota escapade has put the fear of God (or the Fear of Ray LaHood and/or ABC) into the OEMs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      SRX Car-beque. Scary, scary stuff.

      http://www.annarbor.com/news/car-fire-extinguished-on-i-94-in-pittsfield-township/

      Steered a co-worker away from this model after showing her the article.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh you mean just like my Audi A6 did?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hah!

        And my Audi....but mine was due to a failed recall fix for an electrical issue